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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 18, 2010 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby Weir has a new iPhone app

I promised to write a review of the app but my momma always taught me if you can't say something nice...

It seems like a little bug testing might have been a good idea before it went on sale. Just a couple examples that spring to mind are the recording levels on Itsy Bitsy Spider being way lower than the other songs, and the studio chatter that made it into the recording when you push on the chicken in the Old MacDonald section.

Also, I'm not sure why there isn't a little more direction in the app. Like it would have been cool to have Bobby tell the kids to press on the animals to hear him sing, and maybe have him sing the intro to Old Macdonald to prompt kids to continue the song? "And on this farm he had a..." whatever. It gets off to a great start with Bobby welcoming kids to Weir's World, then there's nothing. No interaction with Bob at all, and Weir's World is just curiously empty.

The ABC game is cool for begining readers, my daughter played with it for a few minutes of diversion.

I dunno exactly what I was expecting, I guess something more like an interactive version of Jerry's Not For Kids Only which is a treasure trove of children's songs that my kids absolutely adore.

There's tons of potential here, and this is a great tiptoe into the 21st century world of interactive entertainment, but I would have liked to have seen some more effort and care gone into the product.